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TechTarget's Best Virtualization Products of 2008

TechTarget's SearchServerVirtualization was at the VMworld 2008 show, and in case you missed it, the magazine selected winners of its second annual Products of the Year award.  There were five categories: platforms, data protection, systems and performance management, lab management and workflow automation, and desktop virtualization.

Winners were selected from a pool of products announced and shipped between Nov. 1, 2007, and Nov. 1, 2008, and were submitted by the vendors themselves or nominated by a group of editors and independent judges. Awards were granted based on product innovation, value, performance, reliability and ease of use.

Virtualization Platforms category

  • Gold - VMware ESXi 3.5
  • Silver - Microsoft's Hyper-V 1.0
  • Bronze - Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.2

Data Protection category

  • Gold - PHD Technologies' esXpress, v3.1
  • Silver - Symantec Veritas NetBackup 6.53
  • Bronze - Marathon Technologies' everRun VM

Systems and Performance Management category

  • Gold - Akorri BalancePoint 2.3
  • Silver - FastScale Technology's Composer Suite 2.5 with Virtual Manager
  • Bronze - Embotics' V-Commander 2.0, lifecycle management software

Lab Management and Workflow Automation category

  • Gold - VMLogix LabManager 3.6
  • Silver - VMware vCenter Lab Manager 3.0
  • Bronze - Skytap's Virtual Lab

Desktop Virtualization category

  • Gold - RingCube Technologies' vDesk 1.1
  • Silver - MokaFive's virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) and Player technology
  • Bronze - XenDesktop

Congratulations to all of the winners.

Published Tuesday, January 27, 2009 6:23 AM by David Marshall
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